Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Workshop (WS): Dungeons and dragons workshop – global crisis edition
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are essential to enriching educational experiences and innovations that drive the development of creative solutions in addressing the world’s challenges. For this workshop, we connect disruption in the world to the way advocacy efforts within the sphere of DEI are forcing institutions to reevaluate policies and processes. The themes of the 2022 WEEF & GEDC conference, collocated with the AEEA 2022 conference, are reflected in this workshop through these questions:
- How have we adapted to global change in the DEI & narrative ?
- How do we create stable environments that encourage vulnerability, resiliency, and
communication in face of polarization in value systems at a global level?
- How do we meet this challenge of global reconciliation of systemic oppression
that is bound to be in a status quo for the foreseeable future without advocacy at
all levels of society?
Participants will leave the workshop with the ability to look at issues through an intersectional lens. Participants will experience the differences in various roles with/without access to power in role-play examples that simulate real-world systems. This is a student-led workshop aimed primarily towards students, but open to all stakeholders who wish to participate.
Panel discussion: Adapting to climate change, pandemic, and tech revolution
The panel on adaptability will bring together students, faculty, administrators, industry, policy makers, and other stakeholders to discuss the effects of the pandemic, technological revolution, and climate change on engineering education. The panel session will cover the following questions:
- What have we learnt about how students adapted to the technological revolution,
climate change and the rapid changes during the Covid Pandemic?
- How has students’ value of their instruction and educational experience changed during COVID?
- What are the issues regarding students’ well-being and how is this managed during the pandemic or periods of change?
- What are student perspectives on how the educational systems (includes learning
systems, instruction, leadership, and support) responded during the crisis?
- What changes do students expect to see in the future educational environment?
- What are some technical solutions offered to help students’ adaptation in the face of change?
Effective Allyships for Student Engagement Workshop
The voice of students and information on student experience is critical to the enhancement of Engineering Education. The questions as to whether, and how effectively this is demonstrated by faculty and leaders in engineering education is an important point to investigate. Leadership both in engineering and engineering education is a key competence, and this is expected to be recognized and adequately supported by institutions. Effective support can be demonstrated in many ways: financial support from the institution, awards/certificates for leadership, reduction in student fees, access, etc. These motivations, combined with intrinsic factors, have the potential to increase student participation.
This workshop aims to establish practical mechanisms for allyship between student leaders and relevant stakeholders, by fostering horizontal collaboration among participants. Attendants will leave the workshop with an initial roadmap towards optimizing student leadership in their
Student Leadership Luncheon
A social event to highlight prominent student voices and celebrate the meaningful work of student leaders. This event will also serve as a networking space for attendants.